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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, January 26, 2019.

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Feature Article | Activism & Organizing

Series: A Call for a General Strike, Part 2: Time's Up for Deferring MLK's Dream, Bob Hennelly, Salon

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Yellow%20Vest%20protestors%3B%20Mount%20Rushmore.jpgBallooning debt, stark income inequality, endlesswarand rampant racism are all hallmarks of the Trump nightmare.
  • Related: The case for a national general strike protesting Trump's heartless shutdown

Publisher's Choice | Government & Politics

Neoliberalism: Free Market Fundamentalism or Corporate Power? Richard Moser, Counterpunch
https://uziiw38pmyg1ai60732c4011-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/dropzone/2019/01/Untitled_Artwork-1-1.jpg/ Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair

The lack of historical consciousness lies at the heart of American exceptionalism. It hobbles our capacity to think and act. This denial of history is the masters’ mythology, not ours. Corporate power is not eternal but historical. It too shall pass — but only if we make it so.
 

Of Special Interest | Foreign Affairs

Special Report | US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
 

  • https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/18/23816010_d1c7a8b608_z.jpgPart 1: Open Letter by Over 70 Scholars and Experts Condemns US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela
  • "… these international actors should instead support negotiations between the Venezuelan government and its opponents."
  • Part 2: Fears of US-Backed 'Coup' in Motion as Trump Recognizes Venezuela Opposition Lawmaker as 'Interim President'
  • In response to Trump declaration, President Nicolas Maduro gives diplomats from 'imperialist' U.S. 72 hours to leave the country.

Bloggers & Columnists | Gary G. Kohls, Chris Hedges

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Activism & Organizing

Special Project | A Martin Luther King Holiday Reader, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  •   http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Arend%20Van%20Dam%20%7C%20Racism%20in%20America_1.jpgPart 1: Rebranding MLK: How the Establishment Blackened His Dream and Whitewashed His Legacy
  • King died standing against wars and economic inequalities; notice how these themes are rarely mentioned by politicians, pundits and media personalities who cry crocodile tears for him.
  • Part 2: Duty to Warn: April 4th, 1984 and April 4th, 1968
  • Fascism is Alive and Well Despite Orwell’s and MLK’s Warnings
  • Part 3: A Country Without a Heart: thoughts on MLK, Dodge Rams, and the state of the country
  • The true measure ofsuccessispositive action.

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Robert%20Reich%20Tweet%20to%20Furloughed%20Fed%20Employees.jpgLabor

Ex-Labor Secretary Urges Unpaid Federal Workers To Defy Trump By Walking Off Job. Ed Mazza, Huffington Post

  • Robert Reich slammed the president for “callous disregard” of 420,000 government employees working without pay.
  • Related: The case for a national general strike protesting Trump's heartless shutdown

Youth, Education, & Children

The Covington Catholic Boys "Conundrum", Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: Covington Catholic Boys Shouldn’t Be Expelled—They Should Be Educated.
  • Haul their asses back to school and teach them better.” Also their parents. And some of their teachers... .
  • Part 2: "Unfortunate and Regrettable"
  • The Cincinnati diocese called the boy's behavior “unfortunate and regrettable,” the language when PR isn't conceding fault

and much more. Enjoy!

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